45: Schrodinger

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Schrodinger
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Explanation

Schrödinger's_cat Is a famous thought experiment proposed by Erwin Schrödinger in which a cat inside a box with a complex apparatus might be alive or dead after 1 hour. Doing calculations on the state of the system would require accounting for both a living and dead cat. This would result in very complex calculations due to having to account for a seemingly simple alive/dead state. Simply opening the box and looking would tell you which state is currently correct and save quite a bit of calculation.

Transcript

(Black Hat and Cueball standing under a sign)

[Schrödinger's Comic]

[The last panel of this comic is both funny and not funny at the same time.]

[Until you read it, there's no way to tell which it will end up being.]

[Shit.]


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Discussion

There were no comments until you scrolled down. 108.162.219.246 20:21, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

There were two comments before you scrolled down. 173.245.56.130 12:02, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

...shit...--TheTimeBandit (talk) 21:20, 30 October 2017 (UTC)